A device driver or software driver is a computer program allowing higher-level computer programs to interact with a hardware device.

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How to get the version of my nvidia driver?

I tried using cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version but it says the file does not exist. Is there any alternative way to do that? I tried to look manually for that file, but I couldn't find it. I also ...
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What's the next step in troubleshooting this wireless connection failure?

I just installed Ubuntu 10.04.3 to dual-boot with Windows. I can connect to the Internet using a wired connection, but not through wireless. The first time I booted, the wireless notification bar ...
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Why does my USB wireless network adapter disconnect every few seconds?

I don't have experience with drivers and other things. After installing Linux Mint 11 on my machine (I did a dist-upgrade), everything seemed to be great -- I didn't need to install any drivers. After ...
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Choose at GRUB menu whether NVidia driver should be used

For some games, I need the nvidia-current driver, but when it's enabled, I can't get my work done as it messes up everything. So is there a way I can get two options in my GRUB menu? One wich will ...
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Atheros ar8151 driver for kernel 3.x (fedora 16)

Yesterday, I installed Fedora 16 and found no wireless connection available. Then I found the ar81family driver But it seems like it does not work with kernel 3. I changed the makefile to ignore ...
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Finding Linux distribution with proper hardware driver support

To me it is a jungle to find what Linux distribution to choose... Of course one would like to use as much performance as possible from the machine. In my case I have a HP Pavilion dv6-6008eo - in ...
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Handling SERIRQ Interrupts from LPC-Connected Devices

How are SERIRQ interrupts generated by devices connected via an LPC (Low Pin Count) bus handled by Linux device drivers? In particular, how is an interrupt generated by one device on the bus ...
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Embedded linux LCD not calibrated

I have attached a new LCD to my embedded Linux device and when I run the system I found that it is shifted to the right. (the display starts from the middle of the LCD) I found 2 frame buffer drivers ...
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How come my rtl8188cus device cannot connect?

I have a Edimax EW-7811Un usb wifi adapter, which uses a Realtek 8188cus chipset internally. I can use wicd to perform a network scan with the adapter, and it lists the networks correctly. But when I ...
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How to install VGA2USB in ArchLinux?

How do I install VGA2USB in Arch Linux? I downloaded the driver vga2usb-3.26.0.27-ubuntu-3.0.0-12-server_X86_64.tbz I tried with latest kernel did not worked failed with same issue, now showing with ...
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Pinguy OS 11.04 WiFi and Wired Networking is not working

I was attempting to install Pinguy OS from a YUMI created USB thumb drive, with the computer wired to my router. The internet, however, was not working. After the install, it still is not working. ...
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What’s the difference between a “raw” and a “cooked” device driver?

Does this concept only apply to terminal drivers (which is what most sites cover) or to any driver in general?
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How to capture from instensive pro in Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS using HDMI interface?

I am trying to use PCI-X1 capture card (intensiy pro) using Ubuntu 10.04 (now) / 11.04 (failed) or Fedora (failed). None of them is yet capturing. I did my best but now i need some backup on this. ...
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Linux on a tegra tablet for programming

I would like to use a tablet for some mobile programming. It would be nice to read a pdf and immediately try the code on the same device. I've found various videos and tutorials how to get Ubuntu ...
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Second monitor does not work on BackTrack(Based on ubuntu 10.04) [closed]

I have installed BackTrack5(based on ubuntu 10.04) on my dell mini 1018 netbook,but when connect my external monitor(LG LED) to VGA port of my netbook,backtrack says second monitor is unknown,what can ...
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Where to obtain Broadcom DW1530 wireless-n wlan half-mini driver?

I am running Fedora 15 x86_64 on Dell Latitude E5420 which is using Broadcom DW1530 wlan card, have been looking around the web but couldn't find a driver, anyone can help?
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Can I get full video capabilities in Arch Linux guest on Virtual Box?

I'm trying out arch linux on my win7 host on a VB and I have it installed just fine, the problem is that when I try to use gnome-shell it goes back to fallback mode because it detects that my video ...
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Blacklisting Drivers

What does it mean to blacklist a driver in Linux/Unix? How do you go about doing it?
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Ubuntu 11.04 wireless driver not detected

When I run iwconfig I get: no wireless extensions How do I get Ubuntu to detect my wireless driver? Looking at the output from lspci and lsusb, here's the relevant line, from lsusb (so it's a ...
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Error installing xserver-xorg-video-* package from squeeze-backports in Debian Squeeze

I wanted to upgrade my Intel Core i[357] Integrated Graphics (Arrandale) driver so that DRI would work. But some packages were broken in the middle of the installation. username@hostname:~$ sudo ...
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Atheros ethernet driver

I have openSUSE 11.4 installed on my HP pavilion dm4-2015dx. The ethernet card (Attansic ethernet controler is shown in Yast's hardware info) was not recognized and after many days of googleing i ...
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I have an ATI Radeon HD 6300 series video card; what do I use, radeon or radeonhd driver?

I want to install the correct driver for my video card under Debian and I don't know which to install, xserver-xorg-video-radeon or xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd? I've also read some of the ...
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Trying to install Vsphere ESX 4.0 on x86

I am trying to install Vsphere ESX 4.0 on my x86 machine. It is asking for Custom Drivers to install ESX. When installed on VMware workstation it takes the current installed Ethernet interface ...
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Console port problems on Fedora 15

I've looked under every search term on google I can think of and can't seem to find anything that works. I just switched from Windows 7 to Fedora 15 on my PC. I need use of the console port to ...
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Linux source, where are sys_umount and sys_mount system calls? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Understanding the linux kernel source I am sure that I must be missing something, here. I cannot for the life of me find the source code for these system calls. I can ...
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Powerful hardware, slow Ubuntu

My computer should be able to run Ubuntu (11.04) without breaking a sweat: CPU: 2.00Ghz Core i7-2630QM RAM: 8Gb DDR3-1333 HDD: 60Gb SSD GPU: 1Gb AMD HD 6570M Swap: 2.7Gb However, opening folders ...
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Firmware for wireless card on Ubuntu/Debian?

This is a follow up to my previous question about Debian support for Linksys Wusb600n. I have tried running the Ubunut/Xubuntu LiveCDs and the WiFi does not come up. The Gnome Network Manager menu ...
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Linksys wusb600n support on Debian-6

I'm on my way from Windows 7 to Debian 6. The only problem... I'm not sure about my network adapter. Its Linksys wusb600n and without it - no internet access for me. Does Debian 6 support it? Will ...
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Installing drivers in ubuntu

I just installed Ubuntu 10.4LTS on my machine and I'm having trouble following the driver install directions. I am told to execute this command in the 'linux source tree': make ...
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Asus USB N10 wireless adapter works on Ubuntu but not Fedora

I could make it work in Ubuntu, due to this answer. But the same approach shows no result in Fedora 15 (64 bits). The device is an Asus USB N10 (wireless-usb converter): Bus 001 Device 003: ID ...
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Is there any user space SDIO driver in Linux?

sdio_driver in kernel: Just 1 sdio_driver in "linux-2.6-daf54f1\drivers\mmc\card" (sdio_uart) There are some in linux-2.6-daf54f1\drivers\net\wireless. My questions are: Is there any user space ...
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Ubuntu Drivers on Chromium OS?

I recently managed to install Chromium OS to a flash drive. However, when I booted into Chromium OS, I found that neither wifi or ethernet worked, yet both wifi and ethernet work on my Ubuntu ...
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Which device uses which driver under Linux?

How can I find out or list that what drivers the devices in my pc use?
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Have to reinstall NVidia driver on every reboot

I am having an issue with my Nvidia driver after the latest update. Now, Every time I reboot the machine there is some conflict between two different version and I have to reinstall the driver before ...
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ATA_PIIX Driver Source Code

Is it possible to find the source code for the ATA_PIIX Driver outside the linux kernel? I have to install an older version of Linux (SuSE 10) on a brand new laptop and its failing to see the drive. ...
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Find out that driver is installed properly

I have got a pci sata controller on my machine. I am not sure that the driver is installed properly. The lspci -v output of the card is: 00:09.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6421 ...
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Upgrading I2C client drivers to the newer binding model

I am trying to port some I2C device drivers I wrote for an other kernel to work with the newer I2C binding model. The kernel documentation goes through the steps of doing this: ...
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Best way to get into Kernel programming?

Not so much asking what books (although if you know of any guides/tutorials that'd be helpful) but what is the best way to start doing kernel programming and is there a particular distro that would be ...
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How to use Linux kernel driver bind/unbind interface for USB-HID devices?

First background. I am developing a driver for Logitech game-panel devices. It's a keyboard with a screen on it. The driver is working nicely but by default the device is handled by HID. In order to ...
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USB 3.0 ports not working

I have a Sager NP8130 notebook with two USB 3.0 ports which I cannot get to work in any linux distros I've tried. The distros I've tried so far are the latest 64-bit (where available) versions of the ...
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Driver is sometimes loaded, sometimes not

I was assigned an Ubuntu desktop with some stuff already on it. I did not reformat it, but attached a mini-PCI wireless card over a PCI to mini-PCI adapter. I manually built the madwifi driver and ...
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Debian installation media with non-free packages?

Are there any Debian DVDs (Lenny, 5.0) out there that include the non-free hardware driver components?
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How do Linux drivers work and where do I find them? (esp. NIC driver)

I am wondering how a driver functions under Linux. Are drivers a single file that can be edited? Is there a list of current drivers in use or is there a different place to find them for each device? ...
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Xorg -configure doesn't work with nouveau drivers

I'm having problems setting up X.org on Gentoo. At the moment I have kernel 2.6.37-gentoo-r4 installed and have built X against this kernel. I have nouveau drivers installed and they seem to be ...
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How do I configure my graphics drivers?

I'm running Linux Mint 9 gnome on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4211 With this, inxi -G Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.7.6 Res: ...
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sources for doing profiling of kernel portions?

Related to my previous post. I did not find any specific driver for which I can do profiling and benchmarking. However there is a one driver jffs2 filesystem for flash devices but I didn't know about ...
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/dev mounted as readonly

i am trying to write a device driver for my gps module. somehow the linux os when loaded to my arm board have /dev directory read only. when i try to do a "vi /dev/gps" it says file is read only. due ...
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How do I get an HP Deskjet F4210 to work?

I brought to home my friend's printer (HP Deskjet F4210). I'm using Xubuntu 10.04. When I use the command lpr scanned.pdf the printer does nothing. lpq writes Deskjet-F300-series is not ready Rank ...
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Xvideo extension not active with the radeon driver

On my computer running Debian squeeze with the radeon driver, the XVideo extension doesn't work (the extension itself is there but the hardware is not supported). xvinfo shows X-Video Extension ...
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Lexmark S305 scanner / printer

I have bought a Lexmar Impact S305 scanner / printer. There was the small penguin and the word "Linux" among supported systems on the box. The problem is the official drivers are only for Debian based ...